Nowadays, it isn’t unusual to spend a hell of a lot when we go to the cinema, up to forty pounds. Along with the added extras of popcorn, pic and mix sweets and the Costa coffees, something which was once so cheap, has now risen in price, the question is, is this turning away film fans?
The Cinema is a special place, often places where couples go on first dates, second dates, places where you can immerse yourself in an Action movie, Comedy movie for a couple of hours, munching on salty popcorn.
But, despite this, a Blockbuster is still determined by the takings on its opening weekend, clearly, cinemas are still important, but is it a dying event?
Films are now avaliable to watch online illegally, for free. Of course, we don’t condone this, as it is taking money away from a business which so relies on its audience, and is of course, illegal. But, we can understand why fans are turning to this new wave of watching films.
What do you think, have cinemas changed? Are they too expensive?
Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor